David Allen has left his second failed attempt (first being Horizons) at making an MMO, and now Alganon is in the hands of the notorious Derek Smart. I say notorious because Mr. Smart doesn't have the most stellar of reputations when it comes to interacting with the gaming community. Here's a quote from one particular interview, "Sometimes when I get online, and it's quiet, and I see something that attracts my attention, I'll post just to piss these guys off. That's why I do it. Because I'm in a good mood that day, I go in there and I start trouble."
There goes the neighborhood. Personality issues aside, he is held in high regard as an indie developer.(*edit - in certain circles)
The Alganon members didn't receive the courtesy of receiving this information on the official forums, but rather through massively.com. This should get interesting.